1. I’m really interested in couple therapy but have little experience of working with couples. Can I join the practitioner training?
No, unfortunately not. The practitioner training is only open to therapists who already have an initial qualification in Couple Therapy or equivalent experience of treating couple relationships, together with approximately two years’ experience of working with couples with common mental health difficulties. If you are interested in developing your couple therapy skills, but have little or no clinical experience then the Foundation Course is the one for you.
2. I’m a systemic therapist. Is this course suitable for me?
Yes – as long as it included a focus on couple work and you have relevant clinical experience. Couple Therapy for Depression has been developed by identifying best practice in a range of behavioural and other types of couple therapies evidenced in RCT effectiveness trials. It is an integrative model and suitable for couple therapists from a variety of training backgrounds. The training team welcomes applicants from a range of approaches to facilitate a rich learning experience.